Past Events

Cultural Critic and Freelance Journalist
October 10, 2019
Edward Gorey’s Gothic Nonsense
Filmmaker
October 8, 2019
Screening of ‘Forbidden to Wander’

Forbidden to Wander chronicles the experiences of a 25-year-old Arab American woman traveling on her own in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the summer of 2002. The film is a reflection on the complexity of Palestinian existence and the torturously disturbing “ordinariness” of living under constant curfew. The film’s title reflects this, as the Arabic words used to describe the imposed curfew “mane’ tajawwul” literally translate as “forbidden to wander”. The video is also the journey of personal discovery for the filmmaker, the wanderer who falls in love with a Palestinian man in Gaza.

Co-sponsored by the MacMillan Center
October 3, 2019
Trump and Lopez Obrador: The United States and Mexico in the Era of America First

Co-sponsored by The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies 

Filmmaker and Artist
October 2, 2019
“Adam” Film Screening and Conversation with Director Rhys Ernst and Professor Susan Stryker
Award-Winning Nonfiction Filmmaker
September 24, 2019
Screening of Our Nixon (2013) followed by Q&A with the director
Opinion Editor, New York Times
September 24, 2019
Who shapes public opinion? Social media and social movements in Asia and the United States.
Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times
September 23, 2019
The new New York Times: A Conversation with the Times' Head of Audio, Film, and TV.

In conversation with Yale Lecturer Aaron Tracy

Liz Neeley, Executive Director, The Story Collider; Ed Yong, Science Journalist, The Atlantic Magazine
September 23, 2019
Why Storytelling Matters For Science

Co-sponsored by the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale Microbial Sciences Institute, and The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities.

U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist
September 19, 2019
War Correspondence: Covering the Trump Administration's Trade Policy

Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics

Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine
September 19, 2019
The Years that Matter Most: how college makes or breaks us

Co-sponsored by Education Studies and The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning